As the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham is a vibrant and upcoming destination that has a lot going for it. Recently dubbed as the next London, Birmingham is in fact now seeing a wealth of new businesses, with many conglomerate organisations even moving their headquarters to the city, thanks to cheaper rent and more available space than the capital city.
Perhaps the most influential recent event to put Birmingham on the map has been the Olympic Games, in which the influx of people to the city for the event has created a local economic boom for businesses.
Planning on a visit to Birmingham? Below we will take a look at some of the best spots to enjoy an evening out in Birmingham, no matter whether you prefer a low-key evening or a bustling night out on the town.
Ghetto Golf isn’t just your usual mini golf experience, it makes for a guaranteed night of fun and excitement. The eighteen-hole mini golf course offers a completely unique experience where visitors play in a glow in the dark setting with graffiti art everywhere for the eye to see. Each hole offers a unique challenge, making for an exciting game, no matter whether you’re with family or friends.
There’s also a bar at the venue and an impressive variety of street food so you can enjoy cocktails and snacks late into the evening too without having to cut the night short to find somewhere for dinner.
While Ghetto Golf is more suited to an adult audience, if you have younger family members in tow then there is also an excellent mini golf venue located inside the BullRing shopping centre called Treetop Adventure Golf. The venue also has a kitchen serving fast food and drinks to keep everyone happy throughout the night.
If you are a fan of casino games, Birmingham has a number of casinos in the area, including the Grosvenor Casino on Broad Street. The Grosvenor casino offers a range of traditional casino games, including roulette, blackjack tables, 3 card poker, and a range of modern slot games.
The venue even hosts private poker parties and corporate events, so it’s one to keep in mind if you’re visiting the city in a large group or for a work trip. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the venue also features a bar and restaurant with a menu that offers fantastic value for money.
If you’re looking for a casino game fix without needing to spend a night in a brick-and-mortar casino, why not try playing at an online casino after a night on the town. Online casinos offer the perfect mix of excitement and traditional games as new technologies are bridging the gap between the physical and digital worlds. The best part is, you don’t even need to leave your hotel room if you don’t want to while playing. You can also choose a casino provider which has a promotion for new players, such as 888 who will give players a 100% welcome bonus up to £100 for all new players, meaning more free games!
Looking for a lively location to spend the evening where there’s great restaurants and bars? Located on the canal front, Brindley Place offers a picturesque location with a variety of pubs, bars and restaurants to suit all budgets.
If you’re looking for some great places to eat, check out Noelles on the canal front near the Mailbox. Within easy walking distance of the city centre and Grand Central train station, the restaurant offers a trendy setting to wine and dine with a variety of Mediterranean cuisine on hand. After dinner, slide on over to the trendy bar to enjoy a couple of cocktails before heading off to enjoy the lively scenes where bars come alive with music, people dancing and even live performances.
If you’re looking for a unique place for drinks, check out the Gin Vault. Tucked away in a historic brick building on the canal side, the Gin Vault offers a range of drinks, including, you guessed it, a variety of artisan gins.
Feeling the festival vibe this summer? Look no further than Luna Springs in Digbeth where you’ll be surrounded by quirky and easy going people, sing alongs, epic drinks and street food, and a variety of exciting events going on throughout the summer.
Some of the latest events at Luna Springs include a moonlight cinema, offering prosecco and classic cocktails while you soak up the atmosphere and watch a classic like Dirty Dancing, No Time To Die and The Goonies.
There’s also a range of live music events on hand, from Karaoke nights to music bingo and much more.
The Electric Cinema
After more of a low key evening? The electric cinema is one of the UK’s oldest working cinemas and is just a few steps from New Street Station. Operating since 1909, the venue offers a different kind of experience to your usual cinema evening, including classic films, comfy sofas, and even a waiter service so you don’t have to interrupt the film to pop out for drinks and snacks.
Overall, Birmingham is one of the most upcoming cities in the UK and there’s no doubt that it’s beginning to give the capital a run for its money. With some unique areas offering a variety of culture and entertainment, you’ll be sure to have a great evening no matter where you end up.